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Zambia’s appalling health services

Zambia’s appalling health services

By Derrick Sinjela Despite persistent complaints by Zambians over poor work altitudes and ethics by health personnel in the country, the trend has worsened with most nurses and doctors taking casual approaches to patient need. Recently, a middle aged woman gave birth in lobby of the University Teaching Hospital (UT) maternity wing on Saturday while waiting to be attended to, a development which incensed. The incidence happened around 17:30 hours and had to take quick action by visitors covering the woman with Chitenge materials as they waited for health workers to help the expectant mother. After a while, a nurse...

Standard Chartered Bank embraces Zambia’s mining sector

Standard Chartered Bank embraces Zambia’s mining sector

By Zambia Informer Standard Chartered Bank remains committed to assisting in the development of the mining sector in Zambia as evidenced by the support rendered to one of the greenfield projects-Kalumbila, a unit of First Quantum Minerals Ltd., says Zambia’s Chief executive officer,  Andrew Okai. “We are committed to working in Zambia and assist in the development of the mining industry on old and new projects……..we were, we are and have remained instrumental in the financing of one of the Greenfield projects which is contributed greatly to the growth of the industry, so, we are here for good.” He added during...

MAKEMBO HAILS PRESIDENT LUNGU AND URGES THE NATION TO RALLY BEHIND CHIPOLOPOLO

MAKEMBO HAILS PRESIDENT LUNGU AND URGES THE NATION TO RALLY BEHIND CHIPOLOPOLO

By John Dino Banda and Derrick Sinjela Zambia Sports fans Association (ZASPOFA) President Peter Makembo has praised President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the overwhelming support rendered to his sporting group, through chartering a plane to Cameroon. Pastor Makembo showered gratitude on President Lungu, stating that the presidential gesture contributed to Chipolopolo lads securing a good result against the indomitable lions in Yaoundé.` Despite a poor start, Pastor Makembo expressed optimism that Zambia will qualify to the 2018 International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) Russia World Cup finals being hosted by President Vladmir Putin. Meanwhile, Pastor Makembo praised Chipolopolo Coach Wedson...

Protect Vulnerable People, Chenai Mukumba prods Zambian Government

Protect Vulnerable People, Chenai Mukumba prods Zambian Government

Ashton Kelly Bunda and Derrick Sinjela Consumer Unit Trust Society (CUTS) International Center Coordinator Chenai Mukumba says Government and Stakeholders have huge targets to score after Finance Minister Felix Chipota Mutati presented a K64.5 billion tight 2017 budget. In her mixed feeling reaction, Ms. Mukumba advised Mr. Mutati through Secretary to the Treasury Fredson Yamba to engage other think-tanks beyond Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) and Policy Monitoring Research Centre (PMRC) to crossover to recovery. Making a description on how  Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) scrutinized and analyzed the 2017 National budget  dubbed “...

Empower Zambia’s Entrepreneurship Spirit pleads Maambo Hamaaundu

Empower Zambia’s Entrepreneurship Spirit pleads Maambo Hamaaundu

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Financial Analyst Maambo Hamaaundu observed that the spirit of entrepreneurship among women has been killed in Zambia following Governments imposition of tax on imported cooking oil, toiletries  and other commodities. Mr. Hamaaundu noted that lack of value addition machinery in Zambia compels women entrepreneurs to import commodities manufactured from groundnuts and soya beans. While supporting competition and variety in a free market economy, Hamaaundu pointed toward encouraging a balance between products imported by Zambian female entrepreneurs and locally manufactured goods and products. “It is sad that women have not been given a chance to manufacture or...

Walk the Budget Talk, pleads Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso

By Ashton Kelly Bunda Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) Executive Director Dr. Pamela Nankamba-Kabaso says implementing hard decision proposals in the 2017 National Budget estimated at K64.5 billion will restore the Zambian economy on the growth path. Speaking after Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba launched “Walking a Tightrope To Economic Recovery” and “Analytical Brief of the Social Sector Budget 2017 “Leaving No One Behind,” at Lusakla’s Taj Pamodzi hotel, produced by ZIPAR and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr. Nankamba-Kabaso observed a fine line between balancing the current scarcity of resources and the pressure to hasten...

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